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CEA Launches the 2016 Indigenous ‘Innovation that Sticks’ Case Study Research Program

Release date: 
23 February 2016


Toronto – February 23, 2016 – The Canadian Education Association (CEA) is proud to launch the Indigenous ‘Innovation that Sticks’ School District Case Study Program to showcase how one K-12 First Nations-focused learning program has increased Indigenous student engagement, achievement and retention, and has the potential to be implemented in other classrooms, schools and school districts across the country.

“CEA knows there are on-reserve/off-reserve schools where tremendous innovation is happening by taking risks and implementing culturally relevant, community-supported, innovative programs that connect deeply with Indigenous learners and their way of learning and coming to know.” says CEA President and CEO Ron Canuel.  “We want to learn about, understand, and promote how one successful program for Indigenous learners has grown beyond one classroom.” 

The selected Indigenous learning program will receive a $10,000 bursary to be used to continue to support the growth of their innovative practice. The educators and community members that help drive this learning program will share their expertise with a CEA case study researcher to package the ‘lessons learned’ from their successful learning program and publish a case study report to share with other change leaders across Canada faced with the challenge of determining how they can get their own ‘innovations to stick’ and achieve their goals.

This case study program represents a golden opportunity for on-reserve/off-reserve schools or district leadership teams to be recognized nationally for their work while informing, inspiring, and impacting colleagues facing similar challenges in their classrooms.

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It’s easy to apply. For more details, please visit:


Max Cooke
CEA Director of Communications (bilingual)
416-592-6300 ext. 225

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Founded in 1891, CEA is a network of passionate educators advancing ideas for greater student and teacher engagement in public education. 


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This initiative is generously funded by State Farm Canada, which shares CEA’s commitment to supporting leaders who are transforming Canada’s education system.

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